Joan Smalls & Riccardo Tisci Show Off His New Nike Collaboration
“The shoe is universal yet somehow very personal,” says Tisci. “I travel all over the world, and I see people wearing the Air Force 1, and they wear it in so many different ways. And so I was thinking, what is the essence of the Air Force 1? And how do I take that essence and make my own statement? … For me the Air Force 1 is not about gender, it’s not about a particular city, nor is it about a certain style. The community decides. It’s democratic. It’s love.”
The new Air Force 1 Collection will be available in two distinct packagings, and available at Nike retailers worldwide beginning in March.
The Vogue feature, titled “Kicks Start” is photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by fashion editor Grace Coddington. Joan’s curls are given life by stylist James Pecis.